Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pink & Blue

I look at this picture and I feel calm and content.
Everything is soft and pretty and interesting.
I need to surround myself with beautiful things that make me feel calm.
Only problem is that the beautiful things that surround me now would get sticky finger prints and snot all over it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A place for my ribbon

I have had some problems. One problem was that I had a box full of ribbon that would unravel and tangle up ever time I looked through it. The other problem was that I had this box that was left in the basement of the house when we bought it. I had tried to use it for many things and it was just always in the way. Two of the many "what do I do with all my junk" problems.

One day I was reading one of my new favorite blogs, Blue Cricket Design, when I noticed on her side bar that she had a ribbon organizer made out of a drawer. A little light went on in my head. That is what I could do with that box!

I painted the box with the leftover paint from my kitchen. Spray primer and then two coats of paint.

I decoupaged the scrapbook paper to the back of the box. I left a border of about 2 inches showing around the edges. I loved this paper with the chandeliers. I bought it hoping to find something awesome to do with it and was very excited to use it for this organizer. I think that it looks sweet!

On one end there are holes that I drilled for the dowels to pull through so that you can put the ribbon on. I covered the holes with little chipboard shapes and nailed them at the top so that I could spin it out of the way of the hole when I need to add a ribbon.

I love that the jars I keep my ribbon scraps in fit perfectly on the top and bottom.

All that I had to buy for this project was the dowels and a sheet of scrapbook paper to match the paper that I already had at home. Total about $3.

I love everything about my ribbon organizer. Love it! Love it!! Love it!!!

If you would like to see where I got my inspiration go here. She has a lot of great ideas.